Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is a casino and hotel on the Qualla Boundary in Cherokee, North Carolina. It is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and operated by Caesars Entertainment. It is one of two casinos in North Carolina.
Harrah’s Cherokee opened in November 1997 with video poker as the only gaming option. The casino came after several years of discord between the State of North Carolina and the Eastern Cherokees. Governor Jim Hunt resisted the casino, but the state was forced to enter into an agreement with tribal authorities by the federal courts. Since then, the tribe has used its casino revenues to build a new high school, a hospital, and public housing, and to upgrade public safety services on the reservation, such as police or fire. Part of the casino’s revenue is also distributed directly to the Cherokee population.
Harrah’s Cherokee has three hotel towers (Creek Tower, Soco Tower, and the Mountain Tower) with a total of 1,108 rooms, making Harrah’s Cherokee the largest hotel in North Carolina.
Most of the games offered have significant differences with those found in other casinos. The tribe reached an agreement with the state on November 25, 2011, to allow live cards at Harrah’s Cherokee. The casino began introducing live table games in 2012. As of summer 2014, there are over 100 table games.
Now you can play at any one of their 100+ traditional games. Get in on the live card action located across the casino floor. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort invites you to join in on the fun and excitement of table games. With live dealers and real chips, their ultra-modern table games offer a unique format that keeps all the fun of traditional table games and adds the latest interactive technology. Whether you’re an experienced player or new to live table games, every hand is a new opportunity to win at Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker or Digital Mini Baccarito.
When you want casino action, visit Harrah’s Cherokee Casino for a wide range of video poker choices from the top manufacturers like IGT, Scientific Gaming, and more. Take your shot at linked progressives with jackpots climbing with every hand. Choose from Double Double Bonus, Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Bonus Draw, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride and many others in variations ranging from nickels to high limit machines. Their popular games include Black Gold, Eight Ball Poker, and Triple Sevens among others. Video gaming at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort offers Las Vegas style slots with over 3280 games in denominations from one penny per spin up to $500! They are proud to feature today’s top games from Aruze Gaming, Scientific Gaming, Konami, Aristocrat, Everi and more.
The casino has a non-smoking poker room with 20 tables. No-limit hold’em tournaments are run daily. The casino also regularly hosts World Series of Poker circuit events which feature a variety of tournaments and cash games.